During Day 2 of the Combine, quarterbacks, tight ends and receivers took the field for what can be summed up as underwhelming. For the most part, no one managed to separate themselves from the pack and the talent level was considerably lower than it has been the last couple of years.
This year’s receiver class does not have the elite prospects we’ve seen recently and their numbers were a little disappointing, especially in the 40. Outside of Will Fuller’s 4.32, the group was slow and did not do anything overly impressive in any of the other drills. TCU’s Josh Doctson did manage to improve his draft stock after running the 40 in 4.5, which was faster than expected, and he also looked very natural during the gauntlet drill. The real highlight from the receiver’s performance though came when former UMass wide out Tajae Sharpe made an impressive catch where he had to fully extend and lay out on a vert.
For the quarterbacks, it was Carson Wentz out of North Dakota State that was the top performer, and many scouts believe that after yesterday he will be the first quarterback taken. Top prospects Jared Goff and Conor Cook performed well, but teams are becoming more concerned with their arm strength after they struggled with deep balls yesterday. Former Florida and Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel managed to turn in a good performance and ran a 4.56. Some believe he is now a mid-round prospect and could develop into a starter.